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  • Date:2010-03-09
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Deepdale
  • Attendance:11942
  • Referee:Crossley, P

Live Commentary

90mins

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

83mins

Billy Sharp is replaced by Martin Woods.

77mins

James Coppinger is replaced by Dean Shiels.

65mins

Richard Chaplow is being taken off, Matthew James has come on in his place.

58mins

Keith Treacy is being taken off, Danny Mayor has come on in his place.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 1.

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by P Crossley

45mins

The referee has booked Mark Wilson.

42mins

James Chambers is booked for unsporting behaviour.

42mins

Goal!! Preston have scored with Neil Mellor putting it in the back of the net.

35mins

Preston are replacing Tom Williams with James Scowcroft.

29mins

Goal!! Doncaster have scored with James Hayter putting it in the back of the net.

0mins

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

0mins

Preston face Doncaster at 7:45pm on Tuesday, March 9th.


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Match Report

Billy Sharp missed a second-half penalty as Doncaster Rovers drew 1-1 away to Preston North End.

Preston striker Jon Parkin had the first chance of the game with a 15-yard left-foot shot saved by Doncaster goalkeeper Neil Sullivan after four minutes from a Paul Coutts pass.

A long throw-in came into the Preston box and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas forced a save from Preston goalkeeper Andrew Lonergan.

Keith Treacy had a 20-yard shot saved at the near post after 20 minutes. Emmanuel-Thomas then had a low shot saved, with Youl Mawene heading the rebound away.

James Coppinger's cross found Sharp and his shot was saved after 25 minutes.
Coppinger's cross came to Gareth Roberts and he had a 30-yard shot palmed away by Lonergan for a corner.

Coppinger's outswinging corner came to Roberts on the left, who crossed to James Hayter in the middle who scored into the bottom left corner from 12 yards in the 29th minute.

Left-back Tom Williams hobbled off and was replaced by Preston captain Callum Davidson in the 35th minute.

James Chambers fouled Sean St. Ledger and was booked in the 42nd minute

Treacy crossed the free-kick to man-of-the-match Mawene, who passed the ball back to Neil Mellor in the area and he equalised with three minutes left until half-time.

Mark Wilson was booked for a foul on Mellor after 45 minutes.

Sean St Ledger pushed Chambers in the box and referee Phil Crossley awarded Rovers a penalty ten minutes into the second half. Sharp's hard and true placed spot-kick to Lonergan's right was superbly saved by the home goalkeeper.

Soon after Danny Mayor replaced Treacy, before Parkin flicked to Mellor and his shot was saved by Sullivan.

Matthew James come on for Richard Chaplow in the 65th minute, before Mayor, on the left, played the ball to Parkin who spun and his shot was saved by Sullivan.

Dean Shiels replaced Coppinger in the 77th minute and Rovers made a change soon after as Martin Woods took over from Sharp.

Mayor crossed to James who shot straight at Sullivan two minutes from time as both sides were forced to settle for a point.

Preston North End

Doncaster Rovers

Corners

45

Fouls

1210

Goal attempts

Shots off target

37

Offsides

73

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